Environment Projects

Whoosh Explore work on the River Stort to benefit the local environment and look to get the community involved in caring for the local river environment 
We have several long term projects to improve the River environment and work with several organisation that have an interest in improving the River Stort 

We provide litter picking equipment for our monthly litter picks as well as assisting other groups on the river to try to create a litter Free River Stort 

Save Our Stort meet once a month to collect litter from the banks of the river in Stortford. This has had a great impact on the amount of floating rubbish as well as monitoring and making the Canals and Riivers trust aware of fly tipping and the dumping of largr items like mopeds, shopping trolleys and other debris which could cause serious damage to powered vessels. 
We often provide boats and equipment to groups looking to undertake litter picking on the river once a month on a  Sunday meeting at 11am till 1pm from the slipway at The Rose and crown pub next to town bridge, Bishops Stortford.

If you would like to participate with project Pennywort this year please contact Andy Gee at the club via peter.nash@yahoo.co.uk or book onto a space on eola.co.uk 

dates for Project Sessions 

Thursday 20 Feb 20
Sunday 23 Feb 20
Thursday 27 Feb 20
Sunday 01 March 20
Thursday 05 March 20
Sunday 08 March 20
Thursday 12 March 20

Project pennywort  collections of invasive Pennywort have been tackled by a team of paddlers that take part in weekly paddle sessions to assist in keeping the river clear of a weed that can overrun the river very quickly. When the club moved upstream to sawbridgeworth we realised that large areas of the river and backwaters where becoming overrun by the dreaded pennywort which if left unchecked would spoil the river for anglers, boaters and the local wildlife.
project pennywort has had over 500 hours of clearance in 2019 resulting in our section of river being cleared of some of the bigger sections of pennywort in the backwaters of the river between Spellbrook and Sawbridgeworth.